Making Stuff: Buffalo Check Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on January 21, 2011

My favorite thing about Kathi D is that she knew full well I’d love the piece of fabric she wrapped The Baby’s gift in just as much as the gift itself (maybe even more).  The large piece of organic cotton buffalo check fabric was so lovely and soft, I immediately knew it must be made into a blanket.

Using a simple, rounded-corder, square design with a wrapped binding, I spent more time going to the fabric store to pick up the cuddly, “minky rose swirl” backing fabric than making the actual blanket.

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jonita mortensen January 21, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I think baby loves already. i love the minky swirl. I haven’t seen that before.

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kristie larsen January 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

that baby has the sweetest face I have ever seen! I want to eat him up!!

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kristie larsen January 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

and of course the blanket is gorgeous ; ) makes me want a nap.

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bjahlstrom January 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

You have the cutest baby on earth! Look at his little smile!

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Sara Cox Landolt January 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

Love this! & What a precious baby!

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sarah January 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

This is one of the cutest babies I’ve ever seen. For the record, I don’t tend to exaggerate. The blanket looks very comfortable, I love the fabric.

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Kristen January 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm

This is s cute! I have done self binding blankets before but how did you get the corners rounded? Your sweet little one seems to love it too! :)

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This is Carrie
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You just put a bunch of tiny little tucks on the inside corner. With the plush fabric, the tucks aren’t even noticeable.

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Paula February 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

I just wrote an article about organic cotton baby blankets and I was inspired by this picture. I hope to pass on some reasons why organic cotton is so important. Also – Your baby is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!

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Paula February 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

If anyone is interested in why organic cotton is truly needed in our environment – you can read my article here http://www.organicbaby-yes.com/organic-cotton-baby-blanket.html

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Trish February 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Did you use batting with this blanket? It is super cute! I absolutely love it.

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I didn’t use any batting, but after I finished it, I wondered if I should have. Now I like the thinness and floppiness of it. But a thin layer of cotton batting would be lovely as well.

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Dory February 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

Gorgeous organic blanket! I was checking my shop stats to find where some visitors were coming from, lo and behold it was from this lovely post. Thanks for making such great use of a specialty organic weave. :-)

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